PENNSYLVANIA 1773 FOURTEEN SHILLING NOTE

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Item Code: 719-60

This one of £12,000 in bills of credit authorized for the construction of the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse and related buoys and piers.

Bill is for 14 shillings; serial number 649; plate A; issue date is March 30, 1773; signed by Frederick Kuhl, Jacob Winey (in red), and Charles Jervis.

There are four borders on the front. The right column reads: "Light House XIV". The left column reads: "Piers and Buoys XIV". The front also contains the Penn family arms with the motto "Mercy Justice." Colony name appears as "Pensylvania".

The back displays a cut of a lighthouse with the denomination of the bill incised in the plate in roman numerals, found in the lower left corner of the picture. Printed by Hall and Sellers in Philadelphia on paper containing mica flakes.

Two old folds (horizontal and vertical), otherwise in very good condition.  [jet]

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